Wealth is not the problem. The relentless pursuit and love of wealth to the exclusion of loving and serving other people is. (Johnston Moore, children’s advocate)

People who don’t have much of this world’s goods often decry the wealth of the affluent. They sometimes feel that riches and prosperity can come only as the result of selfishness or running roughshod over the less fortunate. But as Moore, points out, it isn’t wealth that’s evil, but the love of riches to the exclusion of caring for and serving others.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. (1 Timothy 6:10) Those who trust in their riches will fall. (Proverbs 11:28)